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11 Feb 20
Koito invests $50M in lidar firm Cepton

Top-tier provider of car parts wants to develop headlamps with built-in lidar sensors.

11 Feb 20
II-VI predicts $50M coronavirus hit

Photonics giant shifts some production to sites in Vietnam and Malaysia to mitigate impact to supply lines.

10 Feb 20
TeraView wins $6M funding from investors old and new

Cash from Wonik, Pathfinder H and Ingenious will "accelerate product and technology development in the terahertz market".

07 Feb 20
Coherent optimistic on 5G and OLED prospects

Dip in quarterly sales and coronavirus uncertainty expected to be offset by longer term stability.

05 Feb 20
Lumentum predicts further growth in 3D sensing

Quarterly revenue rise driven by telecoms but company expects to take a hit from coronavirus disruption.

04 Feb 20
Photonics West Show Daily Tuesday Feb 4 edition

Access a free download of the Tuesday edition of Show Daily from Photonics West 2020.

29 Jan 20
MKS positive as sales beat expectations

Corporate owner of Newport, Spectra-Physics, and Ophir photonics brands sees rebound in semiconductor industry and a potential uptick in cell phones.

28 Jan 20
Lumibird postpones growth target on lidar delays

€150M annual turnover now expected by French photonics firm to be achieved in 2022, a year later than planned.

24 Jan 20
Trumpf Hüttinger acquires microwave tech firm HBH

With expansion of existing plasma excitation methods, Trumpf aims to target new areas of business based on microwave technology.

23 Jan 20
TDK Ventures invests in GaN laser developer SLD Laser

Third tranche of TDK Ventures investment confirmed from $50 million fund established in mid-2019.

22 Jan 20
ASML looks to future as focus falls on China-US tension

Lithography giant caught in geopolitical crossfire but busy preparing for an EUV-powered future.

21 Jan 20
Jenoptik halts sale process of mechatronic division Vincorion

Company board concluded that offers submitted “do not correspond to its business potential”.

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